We formed our Chavurah group ourselves to fill a need in Colorado Springs for Fellowship. Springs Chavurah is firmly dedicated to growing and strengthening the community of Messiah in Colorado Springs. We meet weekly for Havdalah, monthly for Sunday Midrash, and quarterly for celebrating Shabbaton as a community.
We love to have you spend Havdalah with us, come and see what our little Chavurah has to offer.
Join us in our monthly
"Sunday Midrash" with meal, fellowship and Torah Study.
Join us in our quarterly
Where we get together to participate in the Jewish celebration of Shabbat.
What is a Shabbaton?
Colloquially outside of Israel, where Hebrew is spoken to a lesser extent, the term Shabbaton has come to mean a program of education, and usually celebration that is held on a Shabbat.
Sometimes a Shabbaton is an entire weekend with the main focus on the Shabbat. Many communities have such events, including youth groups, singles groups, synagogues, schools, social groups, charitable groups or even family reunions also known as Chavurah.
These events can be multigenerational and wide open, or limited to a small specific group. A Shabbaton can be held where a group usually meets, or at an off-site location.
By calling such a program a Shabbaton, rather than just a "retreat", the group is signifying that it recognizes the importance of Shabbat in the program.